Civil Litigation

Individual Lender Wins Appeal

Summary Judgment and Order of Over $600,000 in Attorney’s Fees is Vacated Our client was an experienced real estate developer and investor. He provided funding for numerous projects in which he gave his wife and children ownership interests. Family disputes lead to protracted litigation spanning more than a decade between our client and one of […]

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Mayer v Mayer

142A.D.3d 691, (2016)

Annette G. Hasapidis, South Salem, NY, for appellant. Ostrer & Associates, P.C., Chester, NY (Benjamin Ostrer and Marissa Tuohy of counsel), for respondent Kristen M. Mayer. Levi Lubarsky & Feigenbaum LLP, New York, NY (Richard F. Lubarsky of counsel), for respondents New York Life Insurance Company and New York Life Insurance and Annuity Corporation. In […]

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Rockland County Legislator restored to his Seat after hearing in Supreme Court Westchester, County

January 2010

Benjamin Ostrer obtained reversal of a Rockland County Board of Elections determination which cancelled the voter registration of Rockland County Legislator Jacques Michel. The action of the Board of Elections would have disqualified Michel from his Legislative Seat. The hearing before Hon. Gerald E. Loehr, J.S.C. was conducted in Westchester County after four Rockland County […]

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Title to Farm awarded to Plaintiff after trial

October 21, 2008 - L.H. v. Fuentes; Index # 3762-2006

Ben Ostrer obtained a verdict in Supreme Court Orange County awarding title to an Orange County farm to L. H denying claims of equitable title and constructive trust asserted by an long term intimate social and business associate.

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Sherman v. Torres

35 A.D.3d 436, 825 N.Y.S.2d 253, 2006 N.Y. Slip Op. 09217

View New York Official Reports version Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York. Jo-Ann SHERMAN, etc., appellant, v. Mary TORRES, et al., respondents. Dec. 5, 2006. Background: Dog bite victim sued dog owners to recover damages for personal injuries. The Supreme Court, Orange County, Horowitz, J., granted a defense motion for summary judgment dismissing […]

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